The Michigan Department of State Highways & Transportation made excellent progress toward reducing construction engineering costs during the years 1967 through 1971. Manpower charges, which represent roughly 85 percent of all construction engineering costs, were decreased approximately 12 percent despite a 23-percent increase in the work load (as measured in 1967 dollares). The two changes had the effect of cutting construction engineering costs by 29 percent. Costs still ranged from 8 to 16 percent of contractor payments, averaging 13. The Department elected to solve the problem through controlled research. The systems approach had worked well in bringing about preconstruction and maintenance management improvements; it would now be applied to construction. The construction management system developed through the research is simple, easy to administer. Its development was complex-but the presentation in this report is designed to provide an easy-to-follow synthesis. The first chapter is directed toward th need for a management system, and the criteria to be met. Each major component of the final system is then discussed in a separate chapter. Considerations relative to managing the system are discussed in Chapter Six.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan Department of State Highways & Transport

    State Highways Building, P.O. Drawer K
    Lansing, MI  United States  48904

    Jorgensen (Roy) and Associates

    17 Firstfield Road
    Gaithersburg, MD  United States  20760
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 104 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00158109
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 97614 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: FHWA 97614, FHWA/Mich. 71-0667
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM